Freeze Dried Chives
1/2 Cup Jar - $3.60
Bottle Size: 4.25" x 2"
(Per Ounce Cost: $24.00)
1 Cup Bag - $4.45
Bag Size: 7" x 4.25"
(Per Ounce Cost: $14.79)
2 Cup Bag - $7.25
Bag Size: 9" x 6"
(Per Ounce Cost: $12.08)
Chives are native to Europe and are still grown there today. Methods of freeze-drying have been perfected in the commercial production arena. The resulting product is almost equal to fresh chives and they can be substituted in equal amounts when called for in a recipe.
Chives are the smallest member of the onion family and have a delicate flavor. They can be used as a substitute in any recipe that calls for chopped green onions and will produce a somewhat milder flavor. Try mixing them into soft cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese or butter to create a great bread spread. Of course they're always good on potatoes.
This member of the onion family has a delicate flavor and pairs well with basil, cilantro, fennel, paprika, and tarragon.
In recipes, dried chives can be substituted for fresh in equal amounts. Add to ravigote, remoulades, and vichyssoise. Mix into soft cream cheese, sour cream, or butter for a bread spread.
For 6-7 T of mix: Blend 2 T chives with 1 1/2 T dried minced garlic and dill weed, 1 1/2 t kosher salt and dried minced onion, and 1/2 t pepper